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About me

I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Research group (EPHIR) at the Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet.

Originally from The Netherlands, I received my PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from Erasmus University in Rotterdam where I worked on research projects studying physical activity in people with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities. My previous research prompted my interest in physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour at a broader population level. 

Picture. GIH/Louise Ekström



  • 2015: PhD degree in Rehabilitation Medicine, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
  • 2009: Master degree in Human Movement Sciences (Cum Laude), VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Research description

The aim of my research is to increase our knowledge base on physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour and to contribute to the development of effective interventions. 

I am involved in a project on reducing office-work related sedentary behaviour and work with data from a large longitudinal population-based cohort identifying predictors of physical inactivity.



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